Cincinnati Bearcats frontcourt mates Aziz Bandaogo, Viktor Lakhin and Ody Oguama helped fuel a 99-62 victory against the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles today!
Lakhin tied a team-high with 19 points, while putting up nine rebounds and a career-best six assists as the Bearcats were able to stay undefeated this season.
Oguama posted a season-high 13 points and four rebounds off the bench, while Bandaogo scored 10 points and two blocks against Florida Gulf Coast.
Wes Miller’s team dominated the glass with a 46-23 rebounding advantage and recorded 23 total assists compared to just 10 turnovers in the 37-point win.
Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats frontcourt fuels 99-62 win over Florida Gulf Coast
After failing to find a rhythm in the previous game, Bearcats guard CJ Fredrick racked up 19 points and one rebound on 5/6 shooting from beyond the arc.
Cincinnati jumped out to a quick start as Bandaogo threw down a dunk in the opening seconds before Fredrick extended the first half lead with four triples.
It was yet another impressive performance from the Bearcats but there is still a lot of room to improve as non-conference play continues on next weekend.
With an opportunity to keep the unblemished record intact, Cincinnati came out with plenty of energy and eventually secured a seventh consecutive victory!
Cincinnati Basketball: CJ Fredrick finds a rhythm in win against Florida Gulf Coast
During the postgame press conference on Sunday, Miller reacted to the blowout win over Florida Gulf Coast at Fifth Third Arena via Bearcats Athletics.
Even though it’s early in the season, Cincinnati was able to display their ability to play at a high level on both ends of the floor against a quality opponent.
The Bearcats get a week off before returning to action against the rival Xavier Musketeers in the annual Crosstown Shootout next Saturday night!
Stay tuned for coverage as Cincinnati gets ready for the Crosstown Shootout this week with a chance to snap a 4-game losing streak against the Musketeers.